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"Customers can take an app running in their data center and move it to the IBM SmartCloud at the press of a button," he said. "Apps can be optimized to run seamlessly on the cloud or on-premise. Ninety percent of our customers plan to be running on the cloud within three years."
PureSystems currently only offers seamless interoperability with the IBM SmartCloud, but IBM expects other cloud providers to provide similar interoperability with PureSystems in the future, Riegel said.
Over 500 systems integrators and solution providers have been fully trained to work with PureSystems, Riegel said.
"This is the single largest number of partners ever trained at launch for a new system," he said. "This is a huge opportunity for our partners to take advantage of a new category of expert systems."
Two configurations of the PureSystems are available starting this week, with other versions slated to be released over time.